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The Future of Play Theory
The Future of Play Theory (August 1995)
A Multidisciplinary Inquiry into the Contributions of Brian Sutton-Smith
Anthony D. Pellegrini - Editor

This book looks at the impact of play on child development.
This multidimensional book looks at the current status of play theory across the disciplines, literally from anthropology to zoology. The authors examine play phenomena from four perspectives, Play as Progress; Play as Power, Play as Fantasy; and Play as Self. The volume is concluded with a challenge for future study by Brian Sutton-Smith.
With the wealth of information gat...(Read More)
School Recess and Playground Behavior
School Recess and Playground Behavior (December 1994)
Educational and Developmental Roles
Anthony D. Pellegrini - Author

The recess period represents a unique part of the school day. It is one of the few times when children can interact with their peers on their own terms with minimal adult intervention. Consequently, it represents one of the few places in primary and middle schools to observe spontaneous peer interaction. School Recess and Playground Behavior offers a programmatic examination of a neglected aspect of children's behavior and informs related lit...(Read More)
Play and Intervention
Play and Intervention (July 1994)
Joop Hellendoorn - Editor
Rimmert van der Kooij - Editor
Brian Sutton-Smith - Editor

The first section explores why play therapy is used and what play's specific role is in the classical play therapy approach. The second part is devoted to experimental play programs for different types of children with special needs. In the last section, the effects of modern play approaches in primary schools are discussed as well as the influence of these play interventions on cognitive and social skills. This is a book for practitioners and th...(Read More)
Children's Play in Child Care Settings
Children's Play in Child Care Settings (February 1994)
Hillel Goelman - Editor
Ellen Vineberg Jacobs - Editor

How do children play in different kinds of child care settings? How do child care environments influence their play? How do special-needs children play in integrated and in segregated child care settings? How do adults influence play in child care environments? And what are the long term effects of children’s play in child care? These are among the questions addressed by the psychologists and educators who have contributed to this book.
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Children's Play in Diverse Cultures
Children's Play in Diverse Cultures (January 1994)
Jaipaul L. Roopnarine - Editor
James E. Johnson - Editor
Frank H. Hooper - Editor

This book illuminates play as a universal and culture-specific activity. It provides needed information about the behavior of children in diverse cultural contexts as well as about the play of children in unassimilated cultural or subcultural contexts. It offers readers the opportunity to develop greater sensitivity to and better understanding of the important cultural differences that confront early childhood teachers and teacher educators.
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Children on Playgrounds
Children on Playgrounds (July 1993)
Research Perspectives and Applications
Craig H. Hart - Editor

"By focusing on playgrounds as a common theme, Children on Playgrounds offers some new perspectives on peer relationship research. As many peer relationships are played out (positively or negatively) on the playground, this perspective is particularly important because it is less visible to teachers and counselors. The inclusion of data from other countries will enable researchers to begin to answer questions about the respective roles of d...(Read More)
Parent-Child Play
Parent-Child Play (July 1993)
Descriptions and Implications
Kevin MacDonald - Editor

"This very stimulating book challenges many of our assumptions about the significance of adult-child play and introduces refreshing and insightful theoretical perspectives." -- Andrew J. Stremmel, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

This book provides the latest research and theory in the area of children's play with their parents. It includes discussions of the basic processes involved in parent-child play, parent-child play...(Read More)
Pretending at Home
Pretending at Home (July 1993)
Early Development in a Sociocultural Context
Wendy L. Haight - Author
Peggy J. Miller - Author

"Pretending at Home provides a close look at how young, middle-class, Euroamerican children and their mothers engage in pretend play. Haight and Miller argue that pretend play is, from its origins, a social, not a solitary, activity. The rich analysis of the play episodes of nine children and their caregivers over the first few years of their lives together yields a very solid portrayal of the development of pretend play. The volume contri...(Read More)
The Collaborative Construction of Pretend
The Collaborative Construction of Pretend (February 1992)
Social Pretend Play Functions
Carollee Howes - Author
Olivia Unger - With
Catherine C. Matheson - With

The Collaborative Construction of Pretend explores the origins and development of social pretend play in children. It begins with the infant's first attempts to play pretend with an adult; discusses the beginnings of toddler pretend with peers; and investigates the fully developed social play of preschool and school age children. The author argues that social pretend play can fulfill several different developmental functions and that these ...(Read More)
Play and Early Literacy Development
Play and Early Literacy Development (September 1991)
James F. Christie - Editor

"This book provides the evidence for the view that, whatever its other relationships with literacy may be, play can be an effective literacy-learning medium for many young children. Furthermore, use of this medium can be accomplished in such a way as to enhance rather than destroy children's control over and enjoyment of their play and learning experiences." -- Penelope Griffing, The Ohio State University

This book overviews t...(Read More)
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